Josh Centers is the Managing Editor of Tidbits.com and has published many Take Control (TC) books. He’s the author of Take Control of Apple TV and Take Control of Home Automation. He’s been writing the Take Control books for iOS since version 8, and his latest book is Take Control iOS 13 and iPadOS 13.
In his sixth appearance on the show, Josh and I explored what’s in store for Apple in 2020. We started by looking at the iMac Pro and its possible fate. Then we turned to the mythical xMac, and continued with the MacBook Pro line. In part II of the show, we took a look at the HomePod. Is it a dead product? Then we looked at iPhone (2020) 5G wrinkles. We finished by wondering what new thing Apple might do in 2020.
14 years ago today Steve Jobs unveiled the first MacBook Pro at Macworld 2006. Most of the keynote is focused on other products, like Aperture, iLife, iMove, iWeb, iWork, and more. The MacBook Pro’s introduction came as a “one last thing” announcement. In this segment, he discusses the performance per watt of various Apple microprocessors like the PowerPC G4 and PowerPC G5. But Intel’s Core Duo processor was better at energy efficiency, and that’s what the MacBook Pro used.
Some MacBook models from 2013-2014 suffered delamination with their anti-reflective screen coating. They are no longer eligible for free repair.
Andrew Orr and John Martellaro join host Kelly Guimont to discuss Apple listening to customer feedback and gearing up for gift-giving season.
Apple listens to its pro Mac customers without getting overwhelmed. Just how does the company do that?
John Martellaro and Bryan Chaffin join host Kelly Guimont to discuss the specs and the features of the new MacBook Pro model announced today.
Buying a new MacBook should be a joyful experience, not a grudging choice.
Charlotte Henry and John Martellaro join host Kelly Guimont to talk about finding misinformation in your news, and Apple’s laptop situation.
The latest rumors swirling around the 16-inch MacBook Pro say the device is going to arrive in the next couple of months.
Redditor u/BickNlinko bought a certified refurbished MacBook Pro from Apple and it had diagnostic software called ‘PhoenixCE’ left on it.
Dennis Sellers at AppleWorld.Today offers an intriguimg proposition.
We hear rumors about upcoming iPhones with foldable screen. But what about Macs with bendable displays. Imagine a MacBook Pro with a screen that measured 13-inches when you’re, for example, on an airplane. Get to your hotel room, however, and you can unfold it to 17 inches or bigger.
Author Sellers makes a good case.
The U.S. Federal Aviation Association has banned certain MacBook Pros from flights because some models have a fire risk due to the battery.
Are robocall-blocking apps on your iPhone trustworthy? It seems some have bypassed Apple’s scrutiny.
John Martellaro and Charlotte Henry join host Kelly Guimont to talk about port differentials on MacBook models and Apple’s macOS bug bounty.
Apple puts four USB-C Ports on a MacBook Pro to make us believe that it’s a “pro” machine. The trouble is, we all do the same things with ports on a MacBook Air which only has two ports. This crippling is all very callous and manipulative by Apple.
In this part 4, John concludes his saga about a failed 2018 MacBook Pro and its Thunderbolt Dock. It’s been quite an adventure.
Charlotte Henry and John Martellaro join guest-host Bryan Chaffin to discuss the future of car navigation, HUDs, and iPhone. They also parse the latest rumors of a 16-inch MacBook Pro that’s supposed to hit this fall.
Navigating in a car with AR and maps on an iPhone, even on the upper dashboard, is not the right way to go. John has a much better idea.
Evidence is mounting that the ill-fated Butterfly mechanism keyboard that Apple has been using in its notebook computers ever since the MacBook debuted in 2015 will eventually become history. AppleInsider has the goods:
Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo suspects that the [rumored] 16-inch MacBook Pro will be the first Apple laptop to shift [back] to a scissor mechanism …
Furthermore, Kuo is predicting that the entire MacBook Air and MacBook Pro lines will migrate in 2020 to the technology.
Some think this is evidence of the subtle hand of Apple’s COO Jeff Williams.
In this part 3, John continues the saga about a failed 2018 MacBook Pro and its Thunderbolt Dock. It’s been quite an adventure.